Microsoft Planner ready for showtime


  • The addition of Planner to the Office 365 lineup introduces a new and improved way for businesses, schools and organizations to structure teamwork easily and get more done. With Planner, teams can create new plans; organize, assign and collaborate on tasks; set due dates; update statuses and share files, while visual dashboards and email notifications keep everyone informed on progress.

As a competitor to things like Trello and Asana, (I’m a pretty big fan of Trello) it will be interesting to see this in action. The only drawback is it looks like all users must have an Office 365 subscription, unlike others that give you the basics for free with a paid version for extra features. Will Microsoft follow the freemium model for this?